Over the past five years, The Gather has played a pivotal role in showcasing the creativity and vibrancy of the Marin Montessori School community. Since 2014, the efforts and generosity of countless volunteers and donors resulted in raising over $1,130,000 in support of Tuition Assistance and faculty professional growth.
Last year we had an audacious goal: to increase our ability to welcome students of all economic backgrounds and to challenge ourselves to develop an event that feeds both our hearts and minds. In February 2020, we launched The Gather for Good, a mission-aligned speaker series that welcomed former Vice President Al Gore to challenge and celebrate our community’s commitment to understanding and combatting the climate crisis.
THE GATHER FOR GOOD
An Edible Education with Alice Waters
On June 5, 2021, Marin Montessori School welcomes chef and food activist Alice Waters to our stage as our keynote speaker. Alice Waters founded the Edible Schoolyard Project in 1995 — combining her perspectives as a trained Montessori teacher, fervent political activist, gifted chef, and champion of sustainable agriculture. Her vision is grounded in the following key principle: children deserve to be nurtured in body and mind, treated with dignity, and shown that they are valued.
Together we will feed our hearts and minds as we participate in an inspirational evening that will both enrich and delight us.
Join us in making a difference. View our sponsorship opportunities.
The Gather for Good: An Edible Education with Alice Waters will be hosted at the Junior High Farm, welcoming the participation of our entire community. Our socially distanced event will start the minute you drive down the Eucalyptus-lined lane to the bucolic west-facing fields of our Junior High campus. While being treated to a live band, guests will explore a unique "farmers market" style banquet. Each booth will overflow with local, and Alice Waters curated, specialties. From fresh fruits, farm-grown veggies, and MMS honey; to local cheeses, wine, and mason-jar cocktails, the Gather for Good basket will surprise and delight the epicures amongst us. The evening will feature live music, a keynote address from Alice Waters, and so much more. Following the presentation we will raise our paddles to support Tuition Assistance and celebrate the night away.
Artwork courtesy of Patricia Curtan
Marin Montessori School aspires to educate confident thinkers and compassionate leaders who will shape the future. This mission is only possible when we have open doors for all students – eager to learn and driven by the power of curiosity. It is with this goal in mind that we seek to raise over $150,000 for Marin Montessori’s Tuition Assistance program.
We welcome you to join us as we bring to life this year’s Gather for Good; and change lives.
“We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.”
--Dr. Maria Montessori
Tuition Assistance at Marin Montessori School Makes Our School Whole
At Marin Montessori, almost a third of our students receive Tuition Assistance. Without TA, these students – our children, our children’s friends and their families – would not be part of the MMS community. Further, the high-fidelity, world-class Montessori education that we offer at MMS is a rare and invaluable gift for children, one that keeps giving for a lifetime. Finally, a dynamic, diverse, and inclusive learning community is essential for educating the change-makers and compassionate leaders of tomorrow. Tuition Assistance cultivates the socio-economic diversity so critical to the fulfillment of our mission. In supporting The Gather for Good, you help us provide the highest quality educational experience for each and every student and open our doors to welcome families who otherwise could not afford to participate in our life-changing education.
Tuition by the Numbers Marin Montessori Tuition Assistance (2020-2021)
- Approximately 30% of the student body receives some sort of Tuition Assistance: for Tuition, Additional School Care, Transportation, and/or Class Trips.
- The MMS Board actively supports Tuition Assistance and approved a funding level of $1,450,000 for the current school year.
For full detail on the sponsorship opportunities related to The Gather for Good, please review our Sponsorship Package, and/or contact Carolyn Woolf, Director of Strategic Initiatives, for more detail.